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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
England > South East
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 186 163 151
Rank change year-on-year -23 -12 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 364 263 330
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 1.81% 1.94% 1.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.74% 8.04% 7.67%
Number of salaries quoted 219 198 289
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,625
25th Percentile £31,938 £28,000 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,500 £35,750 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +13.29% -28.50% +17.65%
75th Percentile £52,500 £63,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £66,625 £75,000
England median annual salary £46,065 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.37% - +5.88%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 6,344 3,273 4,303
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 31.49% 24.14% 25.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2,868 2,174 3,191
10th Percentile £29,216 £29,022 £28,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £39,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £77,910 £77,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in the South East

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Hampshire -41 127 £46,500 +12.05% 12
Thames Valley -12 89 £40,000 -15.79% 11
Surrey -70 64 £42,500 +51.79% 5
Kent -14 47 £38,000 +18.75% 6
Buckinghamshire -39 38 £60,000 +58.94% 6
Berkshire -3 30 £40,000 -15.79% 5
Oxfordshire -8 21 £23,500 -54.81%
West Sussex +9 20 £36,000 +1.41% 4
East Sussex -3 11 £40,500 -4.71% 2
Middlesex - 4 - -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 339 (93.13%) Microsoft
2 155 (42.58%) Azure
3 135 (37.09%) Windows
4 127 (34.89%) Active Directory
5 126 (34.62%) Social Skills
6 116 (31.87%) Agile
7 112 (30.77%) Windows Server
8 108 (29.67%) Microsoft 365
9 106 (29.12%) SQL Server
10 96 (26.37%) MCSE
11 87 (23.90%) Cybersecurity
12 83 (22.80%) Firewall
13 78 (21.43%) C#
14 75 (20.60%) Degree
15 74 (20.33%) .NET
15 74 (20.33%) .NET Core
16 72 (19.78%) HTML
16 72 (19.78%) AngularJS
16 72 (19.78%) ASP.NET Web API
16 72 (19.78%) HTML5
17 70 (19.23%) VMware
18 69 (18.96%) SQL
19 67 (18.41%) ITIL
20 66 (18.13%) React
21 65 (17.86%) Scrum
22 64 (17.58%) JavaScript
22 64 (17.58%) ASP.NET
22 64 (17.58%) CSS
22 64 (17.58%) Vue.js
22 64 (17.58%) Relational Database

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (10.16%) MS Exchange
2 28 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.75%) IBM Domino
3 10 (2.75%) IIS
4 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.27%) nginx
6 1 (0.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (9.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 155 (42.58%) Azure
2 108 (29.67%) Microsoft 365
3 50 (13.74%) Power Platform
4 40 (10.99%) AWS
4 40 (10.99%) IaaS
5 36 (9.89%) Azure Machine Learning
6 32 (8.79%) PaaS
7 24 (6.59%) Azure Monitor
8 23 (6.32%) Azure Data Factory
9 19 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 15 (4.12%) Serverless
11 14 (3.85%) Azure Functions
11 14 (3.85%) Azure Logic Apps
12 13 (3.57%) Azure Pipelines
12 13 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (3.30%) SaaS
14 11 (3.02%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (2.20%) Azure Service Bus
15 8 (2.20%) GitHub
16 7 (1.92%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 83 (22.80%) Firewall
2 51 (14.01%) WAN
3 46 (12.64%) LAN
4 31 (8.52%) DNS
5 26 (7.14%) DHCP
6 25 (6.87%) SAN
7 24 (6.59%) Wireless
8 19 (5.22%) VLAN
9 18 (4.95%) Wi-Fi
10 14 (3.85%) Internet
10 14 (3.85%) Network Security
10 14 (3.85%) VPN
11 12 (3.30%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (2.75%) TCP/IP
13 9 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (2.47%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.47%) NAS
13 9 (2.47%) WLAN
14 7 (1.92%) SNMP
14 7 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (29.12%) SQL Server
2 64 (17.58%) Relational Database
3 47 (12.91%) RDBMS
4 13 (3.57%) Power BI
5 6 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.10%) Big Data
7 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (4.67%) Grunt
1 17 (4.67%) gulp
1 17 (4.67%) webpack
2 12 (3.30%) JIRA
3 9 (2.47%) NUnit
4 8 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (2.20%) ReSharper
4 8 (2.20%) StyleCop
4 8 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.37%) Jenkins
6 4 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.27%) FitNesse
8 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 126 (34.62%) Social Skills
2 29 (7.97%) Finance
3 25 (6.87%) Documentation Skills
4 21 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.95%) Marketing
5 18 (4.95%) Public Sector
6 15 (4.12%) Organisational Skills
7 14 (3.85%) Wearables
8 12 (3.30%) Presentation Skills
9 9 (2.47%) Local Government
10 8 (2.20%) Legal
11 6 (1.65%) Advertising
11 6 (1.65%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 6 (1.65%) Retail
12 5 (1.37%) Telecoms
13 2 (0.55%) Billing
13 2 (0.55%) Games
13 2 (0.55%) Military
14 1 (0.27%) Electronics
14 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 66 (18.13%) Architect
2 59 (16.21%) Developer
3 50 (13.74%) IT Engineer
4 49 (13.46%) Software Developer
5 44 (12.09%) Solutions Architect
6 42 (11.54%) Support Engineer
7 35 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 35 (9.62%) IT Support
8 30 (8.24%) Data Architect
9 26 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
10 25 (6.87%) Senior Developer
10 25 (6.87%) Senior Software Developer
11 22 (6.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 20 (5.49%) Analyst
13 19 (5.22%) Cloud Engineer
14 17 (4.67%) Technical Architect
15 16 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
16 14 (3.85%) Azure Architect
16 14 (3.85%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
17 13 (3.57%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (20.33%) .NET
1 74 (20.33%) .NET Core
2 72 (19.78%) AngularJS
2 72 (19.78%) ASP.NET Web API
2 72 (19.78%) HTML
2 72 (19.78%) HTML5
3 66 (18.13%) React
4 64 (17.58%) ASP.NET
4 64 (17.58%) CSS
4 64 (17.58%) Entity Framework
4 64 (17.58%) Vue.js
5 55 (15.11%) .NET Framework
6 47 (12.91%) CSS3
6 47 (12.91%) KnockoutJS
7 24 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 17 (4.67%) Dapper ORM
8 17 (4.67%) NHibernate
9 11 (3.02%) ARM Templates
10 10 (2.75%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (11.81%) IoT
2 36 (9.89%) Robotics
3 25 (6.87%) NHS
4 19 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.95%) Data Centre
6 17 (4.67%) Mobile App
7 14 (3.85%) Renewable Energy
8 12 (3.30%) Driving Licence
9 10 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (2.47%) PKI
11 8 (2.20%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.92%) Clustering
13 6 (1.65%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.65%) Replication
14 5 (1.37%) Public Cloud
15 3 (0.82%) CESG
16 2 (0.55%) FMCG
16 2 (0.55%) HoloLens
17 1 (0.27%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 135 (37.09%) Windows
2 112 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 38 (10.44%) Windows 10
4 31 (8.52%) Linux
5 27 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (5.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (5.22%) Android
8 16 (4.40%) Windows Server 2019
9 11 (3.02%) Windows 7
10 9 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.92%) Unix
11 7 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (31.87%) Agile
2 87 (23.90%) Cybersecurity
3 67 (18.41%) ITIL
4 65 (17.86%) Scrum
5 55 (15.11%) OOP
6 50 (13.74%) Problem-Solving
7 49 (13.46%) MVC
7 49 (13.46%) TDD
7 49 (13.46%) TOGAF
8 47 (12.91%) OO
9 45 (12.36%) Computer Science
10 41 (11.26%) BDD
10 41 (11.26%) Product Roadmap
11 40 (10.99%) Analytics
12 37 (10.16%) Data Engineering
12 37 (10.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 37 (10.16%) Mathematics
12 37 (10.16%) Mentoring
12 37 (10.16%) Risk Management
13 36 (9.89%) Digital Twin
Programming Languages
1 78 (21.43%) C#
2 69 (18.96%) SQL
3 64 (17.58%) JavaScript
4 56 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 22 (6.04%) T-SQL
6 18 (4.95%) TypeScript
7 15 (4.12%) VB
8 13 (3.57%) VBScript
9 8 (2.20%) Python
10 4 (1.10%) C
11 3 (0.82%) Bash
12 1 (0.27%) ANSI SQL
12 1 (0.27%) Perl
Qualifications
1 96 (26.37%) MCSE
2 75 (20.60%) Degree
3 61 (16.76%) MCP
4 43 (11.81%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (11.81%) TOGAF Certification
5 40 (10.99%) CCNA
6 30 (8.24%) MCSA
7 19 (5.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (4.67%) Security Cleared
9 14 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (3.57%) A+ Certification
11 11 (3.02%) MCITP
11 11 (3.02%) SC Cleared
12 8 (2.20%) MCAD
13 6 (1.65%) CISM
13 6 (1.65%) Master's Degree
13 6 (1.65%) MCTS
14 5 (1.37%) ACSP
14 5 (1.37%) CEH
14 5 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (4.95%) SLA
3 8 (2.20%) GDPR
3 8 (2.20%) HL7
4 7 (1.92%) QA
5 5 (1.37%) NCSC
6 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.82%) NIST
7 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 127 (34.89%) Active Directory
2 39 (10.71%) Hyper-V
3 33 (9.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (5.77%) Docker
6 14 (3.85%) XenApp
7 9 (2.47%) Terminal Server
8 5 (1.37%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (1.37%) vSphere
9 1 (0.27%) Firmware
9 1 (0.27%) NDS
9 1 (0.27%) NFS
9 1 (0.27%) Postfix
9 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 22 (6.04%) SCCM
1 22 (6.04%) Terraform
2 18 (4.95%) Ansible
3 13 (3.57%) IBM BigFix
4 12 (3.30%) Kubernetes
5 11 (3.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 11 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 11 (3.02%) vCenter Server
6 9 (2.47%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.92%) Autotask
7 7 (1.92%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.65%) vRealize
9 5 (1.37%) Avamar
9 5 (1.37%) WSUS
10 3 (0.82%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.55%) PowerCLI
12 1 (0.27%) HP SiteScope
12 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 339 (93.13%) Microsoft
2 70 (19.23%) VMware
3 46 (12.64%) Cisco
4 37 (10.16%) IBM
5 36 (9.89%) MuleSoft
5 36 (9.89%) Salesforce.com
6 31 (8.52%) Apple
7 29 (7.97%) Citrix
8 25 (6.87%) Veeam
9 23 (6.32%) Databricks
10 22 (6.04%) Google
11 17 (4.67%) Xamarin
12 13 (3.57%) Trend Micro
13 9 (2.47%) Aruba
14 8 (2.20%) Adobe
14 8 (2.20%) Gemalto
15 7 (1.92%) Meraki
15 7 (1.92%) Red Hat
16 6 (1.65%) EMC
17 5 (1.37%) Avaya